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ERIC Number: EJ1154967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Capturing Children's Multiplication and Division Stories
McCormick, Kelly K.; Essex, N. Kathryn
Teaching Children Mathematics, v24 n1 p40-47 Sep 2017
This article reports on a study in which researchers asked children to "make up as story and a picture about marbles for this number sentence: 3 x 5 = 15." Students in this study came from pre - dominantly low- to average-income families living in three distinct geographical areas within the United States. A similar division task was also collected from these students at the end of their fourth-grade year. Presented in this article are findings describing the children's multiplication and division stories, and a discussion of the value of having students create their own stories and pictures as classroom assessments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A